Ian Schwarzenberg 

About Me

I currently work to analyze Philadelphia area transportation, demographic and economic data to help plan improvements to the region's transportation networks and gauge the area's performance on key planning indicators. Before that, I received a Master of City Planning with a Smart Cities concentration at the University of Pennsylvania, where I especially learned how to analyze and visualize urban data using cutting-edge geospatial technologies. I also graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, a sub-field of urban planning. During my undergraduate studies, I wrote an honors undergraduate thesis and made the dean's list four times. Before living in Philadelphia for graduate school and Buffalo for undergrad, I was born and raised in Manhattan.

I have extensive experience working with metropolitan planning organizations, city agencies, nonprofits and politicians in Philadelphia, New York City and Buffalo. Through these experiences, I gained experience with many things including: Mapping and analyzing regional road congestion data, spatially analyzing data about cities' water infrastructures, creating publicly accessible online maps displaying important information about neighborhoods, analyzing data about parking availability in central business districts, helping execute district plans for business improvement districts, proposing and presenting future events to city government officials, and helping run public programs which improve quality of life in neighborhoods.

I have also received numerous awards such as a New York State Assembly Citation for Outstanding Service to District 76, admission to the University at Buffalo Honors College, and induction into the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society.

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